Multiconductor cable adapted for mass termination and for use in limited space
Mass terminable shielded flat flexible cable and method of making such cables
ApplicationNo. 06/470663 filed on 02/28/1983
US Classes:174/36, Conductor only174/115, Dissimilar or auxiliary conducting elements174/117FFlat or ribbon type
ExaminersPrimary: Grimley, A. T.
Assistant: Nimmo, Morris H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH01B 7/00 (20060101)
H01B 7/08 (20060101)
H01B 7/38 (20060101)
AbstractThe cable includes a flat cable including a plurality of elongate conductors enclosed in an insulative casing and a drain wire supported thereon. A wire mesh ground shield overlies the casing in contact with the drain wire along its length. An upper layer of insulation overlies the ground shield and includes at one of its marginal edges a strip of insulative material extending longitudinally in registry with the drain wire. The strip provides a barrier against bonding of the insulative layer to the drain wire and to the casing material adjacent the drain wire thereby preventing pullout of the drain wire during separation of the cable core, wire mesh and layer for termination purposes. Strippability of the cable is facilitated by the non-adhesion to the strip whereby a marginal access region is provided for grasping the mesh, cable core and layer.